When Cindy Scott retired from her position last week as cofounding executive director at The Safe Center, a victim service organization, a fund was created in her honor.
The Cindy Scott Legacy Fund will support the Nassau County Child Advocacy Center, which Scott opened as executive director of Coalition Against Child Abuse & Neglect (CAC) in 1998.
A ”pillar” of The Safe Center, the CAC responds to child sexual and severe physical abuse and aims to assure that allegations of abuse are “investigated in a supportive, trauma-informed manner,” according to The Safe Center.
“There is no other CAC in the state that infuses the same level of services,” said Joshua Hanson, incoming executive director at The Safe Center said.
“This is in large part owing to Cindy’s tireless advocacy and focus on ensuring that our response is a model for others to follow,” Hanson added.
“For decades, Cindy Scott has been a champion of the most vulnerable on Long Island. Through the Safe Center, Cindy and her team have ensured that victims of abuse receive a coordinated response and trauma-informed services to help them heal in the aftermath of abuse,” said Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly.
“On behalf of everyone at the District Attorney’s office, we thank Cindy for her many years of service and wish her the very best in retirement,” Donnelly said.